Dr Sass…maintained that in paradise, until the time of the fall, the whole world was flat, the back-curtain of the Lord, and that it was the devil who invented a third dimension. Thus are the words ‘straight’, ‘square’, and ‘flat’ the words of noblemen, but the apple was an orb, and the sin of our first parents, the attempt at getting around God. I myself much prefer the art of painting to sculpture
Art-making is not about telling the truth but making the truth felt
The key to understanding any people is in its art: its writing, painting, sculpture.
As Henry Moore carved or modelled his sculpture every day, he strove to surpass Donatello 4. and failed, but woke the next morning elated for another try.
Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber's wax dummy is to sculpture.
Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.
I have no conceit as a writer; in fact, I find it very difficult to start writing about sculpture generally & my aims in particular.
Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump.
Writing, film, sculpture, music: it's all make-believe, really.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
Monarchs, aristocrats, and other powerful and wealthy individuals have usually been happy to have themselves and their possessions and families immortalised in oil paintings and sculpture. But before the 20th century, such dynasts rarely commissioned artworks that set out to represent society as a whole.
Moonlight is sculpture.
The world of sculpture precedes by many years the world of architecture.
The first piece I ever collected was a Roy Lichtenstein: a sculpture called 'Surrealist Head II'. There was a waiting list. I remember Steve Martin wanted one, and I wanted one. I got the 'Surrealist Head', and I was thrilled.
The nearest approach I have ever seen to the symmetry of ancient sculpture was among the Arab tribes of Ethiopia. Our Saxon race can supply the athlete, but not the Apollo.
Sculpture is made with two instruments and some supports and pretty air.
The skull is nature's sculpture.
Sometimes in a sculpture, it's interesting to me what's stylized and what's natural and how those forms interrelate, as they interrelate in ourselves.
Take a relief. You draw it, you carve it out. Later you build it up from a flat surface. There is no other way to do a sculpture - you either add or you subtract.